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Jon Stewart rips Cliven Bundy supporters

Republicans rallied around rancher Cliven Bundy who refused to vacate his cattle from federal land, leading to an armed standoff with authorities who tried to remove the cows.
By Aileen Graef Follow @AileenGraef Contact the Author   |   April 25, 2014 at 12:03 PM
NEW YORK, April 25 (UPI) -- Jon Stewart ripped rancher Cliven Bundy for his racist remarks and the Republicans who rallied around him during his standoff with the government.

Cliven Bundy caused a tidal wave of anger when he made racist comments saying "negroes" were better off during slavery.

"Are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy?" said Bundy during a press conference, adding that he was like a "founding father."

Stewart sarcastically dubbed Bundy as a "professor of Negro Studies" and said that while bits of him may be like the founding fathers, they're the bits America is ashamed of.

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